SPECIAL PROMOTION: All listings are FREE in November … simply upload your events

By Ian Marland at

We think we have a great way for you to promote your events to a West End audience.

As our platform grows, the more people become switched on to what is happening in the city.

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Simple: a basic image can be really effective when using the listings service

Now you have the chance to tap into this local audience – at absolutely no cost.

Yes, you can use social media to advertise your event – be it a concert, gala, talk, exhibition or fundraising sale.

But we can give you the best of both worlds – our website and the benefit of our growing social media reach.

(As of October 2017 we had a combined social media audience of 13,000 and growing – and a weekly Facebook reach in excess of 30,000.)

For the month of November, there is no charge for any listing.

TOP TIPS:

IMPORTANT. IT REALLY HELPS TO USE AN ARRESTING, STRONG IMAGE – FREE OF TEXT.

POSTERS DON’T ALWAYS ‘TRAVEL’ WELL ON FACEBOOK, ESPECIALLY IT YOU WANT TO PROMOTE THEM.

BEST TO USE A SIMPLE IMAGE THAT REFLECTS YOUR EVENT – AND ONE THAT YOU HAVE THE COPYRIGHT USE OF

Normally, if your event is free to attend, then our service is free to use.

We charge a small fee if your event is charged.

It takes 5 to 10 minutes to navigate the instructions – with 15 different boxes to fill in.

You will need an image ready to illustrate your post, and you will also need to describe your event … in anything from 100 to 200 words.

But apart from that, it’s all straightforward information we need.

Just go to the ‘events’ section in the menu and follow the instructions.

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Remember: a striking, simple image that reflects the event is the best to use

Why use a website when we can use social media to get our message out?

Good question. Well, please use social media as well.

But often small organisations don’t have the social media reach to make posting effective.

If a group only has 50 followers it’s not likely it will get its message out very far.

What we can do is provide a platform that is visited by thousands of people every month (we had 24,000 unique user views in September).

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Audience: Glasgow West End Today is an effective way to get your message out

But crucially we can also share your post via our social media platforms.

We aim to post your link ONCE on our Facebook page which has nearly 11,000 Likes and up to FIVE times on Twitter which has 1,600 followers.

Why do you offer this service for free?

Answer: Because to us it’s free content. And you do the work!

Your event post is valuable to us because people come to our site to read what’s going on.

It’s all good for our readership traffic – which matters in digital publishing.

So, please use our listing service whenever you can.

You are helping us to help you!


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

* We cannot accept separate listings for individual events that make up a festival programme.

* We may limit individual organisations to 2 or 3 three listings per festival programme.

* What is posted is at the discretion of Glasgow West End Today

* An event has to have relevance to our audience

* We reserve the right to limit social media posts depending on the content and subject of the events advertised

* Images must be engaging and sized appropriately